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How will being Ranked #10 affect Martina's Future When She Does Return?

Many argue that part of the reasons for Marti's past successes was her ability to maintain her #1 ranking for over 200 weeks. This insured easy draws to the semis. Since her injury, her ranking has been steadily dropping. This now means tough draws when she does return especially at tier I's and slams. Will this have an adverse affect on her climb back to the top? Can she overcome it?

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I would worry more about Lindsay than about Martina. Martina won't get lower than Top 10, because she already earned plenty of points this year and already qualified for LA. Lindsay will likely to drop out of Top 10 and will have to struggle to qualify for LA.

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I would worry more about Lindsay than about Martina. Martina won't get lower than Top 10, because she already earned plenty of points this year and already qualified for LA. Lindsay will likely to drop out of Top 10 and will have to struggle to qualify for LA.
You make an excellent point! Lindsay is defending a ton of points:

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that means williams and jen should have to meet martina in earlier round than past, if we see from another angle, it's a kind of bad luck of them!

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I agree it's also bad for the other top players. They will meet Lindsay and Martina earlier now.
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Not really. I don't see a reason that Martina will beat them. We have no idea how she is going to play when she comes back. She is the one that won't want to meet hard competition early on because she will be wanting to up her ranking.

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that means williams and jen should have to meet martina in earlier round than past, if we see from another angle, it's a kind of bad luck of them!
[/COLOR] Certainly that is the case. But what is also true is Martina may have to deal with players like Dokic, Dementieva, Hantuckova, Henin, Daniilidou, and others long before she used to.

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Hingis can beat all of those players that you listed in straight sets without breaking a sweat (except maybe Hantuchova)

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Martina HINGIS (SUI) v Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS)

1999 Australian Open Hard (O) 64 Martina HINGIS 6-3 6-2
2000 Moscow Carpet (I) QF Martina HINGIS 6-0 6-7(5) 7-5
2001 Moscow Carpet (I) QF Elena DEMENTIEVA 2-6 2-6

Martina HINGIS (SUI) leads 2 : 1

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Hah! To me that 2001 Moscow meeting means nothing, Hingis played like shit practically all year. When Marti comes back from an injury she plays great, and she wont lose to players like that. I think being at #10 will only give her insentive to make it back to the otp, hopefully she'll come out on fire!
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Linds won LA last year.
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I think we also have to look at the fact that Hingis might have a very difficult 2003 (at least in the first 3 months of 2003). If she could not defend all her points that she earned in the first three months this year in 2003, her ranking might even drop lower by, say, April of 2003.
She has the following to defend in 2003:
Sydney: Won
Aus Open: Runner-up
Tokyo (is that the right city? I am unsure..): Won
Indian Wells: Runner-up
So, the best way (to prepare for next year) is to come back strongly in the European indoor season.
Hope Hingis will be back soon.
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I think being ranked #10 will make somewhat more difficult but also she will be well rested and focused. She has had some great runs after coming back from injuries. With martina it's all about being fresh and having the fire to win. Once she has that she can beat anybody.
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Martina will have to settle with #5-10 right now, as I don't see her getting past Venus,Serena,Capriati and Davenport.

I think Henin is a threat also but she have this there againts top players where she plays great for 6 games then she just goes away... don't think she will be able to hang with Hingis for more than a set.

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I did leave out Chanda, Henin, and Clijsters, some more players she could meet in the 3rd or 4th rounds of slams

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